everybody is different, my wife feels better going strckly veg, I on the other hand feel like I need a certain amount of meat, she eats three square a day, I can get by with one or two, of our three sons the youngest and oldest take after her while the middle boy is like me in regards to diet. It makes for some creative meal time solutions but we manage just fine and everbody is healthy and we all meditate do our Ashtanga as Beth directs.
--- On Tue, 10/7/08, Gwyn Plaine <gplaine@...> wrote:
> From: Gwyn Plaine <gplaine@...>
> Subject: Re: [Meditation Society of America] Re: meditation
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 4:25 PM
> My, you seem awfully defensive. Maybe it's too much
> However, to pander to your minor foot stamping, been there,
> tried it,
> was unimpressed due to a congenitally short gut that really
> like being fed too many leaves. The undigested, fermenting
> lumps of
> composted vegetation really was nasty, windy, and hard on
> the skin of
> sensitive areas. Stuck it out for half a year until the MD
> told me I
> really shouldn't, and a balance, with a slight bias to
> long string
> proteins (animal) would be 'advisable in the
> extreme' or I'd have to
> take vast mounts of cellulase to even partially gain what I
> losing. As I said, one size does not fit all. Believe me,
> with the
> crap they stick in meat these days, I'd prefer not to
> HAVE to eat it,
> but reducing just makes me sluggish, bad tempered, my
> mental processes
> slow, my entire gastro-intestinal tract and colorectal
> region behave
> like I'm a diseased cow, and my ribs stand out like
> Gollum's since
> I'm not absorbing food.
> As to 'all faiths advice a veg diet for the serious
> aspirant' (sic)...
> well, that's a sweeping statement, and inaccurate. Only
> Tibetans thrust the idea of no animal protein, the Masai
> would say you
> were mad (unless you're implying their 'faith'
> is somehow 'not
> one'...) Christians don't push it (it's against
> the words of St Paul)
> It's not a feature of any mainstream Judaic sect, nor
> Islamic although
> I recall some Sufis in Turkey adhere. Northern shamen would
> starve if
> they swore off meat. Native Americans have never extolled
> such a diet
> as a virtue. A short list, but a representative one.
> All faiths? I think you overstate the position quite
> The suggestion that it is a requirement is an
> overstatement, to the
> point of falsehood. In many respects it's nothing more
> than the
> tonsure of the Chrisitan, or the side burns and beard of
> the Hassidic;
> something to pin an identity on as a member of a specific
> group... As I stated in the quoted text, cultural
> In the end, it's down to the individual.
> On Tue, Oct 7, 2008 at 1:42 PM, krishnan sundaram
> <krish_cost@...> wrote:
> > Hey, why dont you take me on ?
> > Give up non-veg for a week and mail me after that.
> > All faiths advice a veg diet for the serious
> > It is an aid to meditation like so many other aids.
> > But if you can do without it, that's just great.
> > SKrishnan